Welcome to the NDSU Counseling Center!
Accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc.
The mission of the Counseling Center is to encourage individuals to develop their unique potential by providing services and programs in a supportive environment.
The NDSU Counseling Center provides a confidential setting in which students may explore concerns of a personal or academic nature; makes referrals; and serves as consultants for faculty and staff. Students in counseling can explore a variety of concerns which may prevent them from functioning at their optimum levels.
We are sensitive to the needs of students of diverse backgrounds, cultures, ethnic groups, ages, and ability, and are LGBTQIA affirming.
Scheduling An Appointment
- Individual and Group Counseling for NDSU students, free of charge.
- Location: 212 Ceres Hall
- Phone number: 701-231-7671.
- Hours during the school Year: M-F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
- Hours during summer and school breaks: M-F 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
NDSU Counseling Center Video--"A Quick Guide to Counseling"
NDSU Counseling Center Video--"You Are Not Alone"
Members of the NDSU Community are invited to attend the summer session of Mental Health First Aid training. Call 231-7671 today to register.
Part 1: Tuesday, June 18, 8:00 AM – Noon
Part 2: Thursday, June 20, 8:00 AM – Noon
NDSU Memorial Union (snacks and beverages provided)
Register: For more information or to register for the training, call the NDSU Counseling Center at 701-231-7671. Training is free and open to the first 30 registrants.
Mental Health First Aid in Higher Education
Today, 40% of young adults age 18-24 are enrolled in a two or four year educational institution. Statistics show that 75% of mental illnesses develop before age 25, making colleges ideal locations for early identification. However, the number one reason students say they do not use mental health resources is lack of knowledge that those resources even exist.
What is Mental Health First Aid?
Mental Health First Aid USA is a training — like regular First Aid or CPR — designed to give people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to recognize and respond to the warning signs of specific illnesses.
Who should take the course?
Mental Health First Aid for Higher Education is ideal for anyone who regularly interacts with students, both on and off campus, including:
- Resident Advisors
- Academic advisors
- Financial aid employees
- Coaches and athletic personnel
WHY MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID?
Mental Health First Aid helps people know that mental illnesses and addictions are real, common and treatable and that it’s OK to seek help. Research demonstrates this program’s effectiveness in improving knowledge of mental illnesses and substance use, removing fear and misunderstanding and enabling those trained to offer concrete assistance.
Individuals trained in Mental Health First Aid can help:
- Raise awareness and encourage understanding of the ways in which one’s cultural background can impact the discrimination associated with mental illness
- Reach out to those who suffer in silence, reluctant to seek help
- Let students know that support is available on campus and in the community
- Provide information on self-help strategies and campus and community resources
- Make mental health care and treatment accessible to thousands in need
Career Counseling Moved To Career Center
Please Note: As of August 14th, 2017, The Counseling Center no longer offers Career Counseling, as all Career Counseling has been moved to the Career Center.
From now on, Students should use the Career Center website, career.ndsu.edu, to make career counseling appointments. Students can click on the "schedule an appointment" link and then select "career exploration" appointment type in the dropdown menu. Any questions can be directed to the Career Center at 306 Ceres Hall, 701-231-7111.
Check Out These External Links...
APA Help Center American Psychological Association's Public Information help center.
North Dakota Department of Health Suicide Prevention Web Site Designed specifically for information about suicide prevention and other issues associated with suicide.
Virtual Pamphlet CollectionStudent Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection.
Atlas of Emotions The Atlas of Emotions is a tool to help people better understand what emotions are, how they are triggered and what their effects are, and how to become aware of emotions before acting on them.
TutorND Free online tutoring for all ND residents and students at NDUS institutions! Get FREE help from expert tutors online. Improve your confidence, skills, and grades.
A site that offers mental health information especially for college students, including:
- A self-screening program for you to take if you are concerned about your own emotions or those of a friend
- A program that will answer your questions about mental health issues
- A vast mental health resource library
We discourage people from contacting us via e-mail regarding personal problems. The nature of e-mail is such that we cannot guarantee the confidentiality of your correspondence, nor do we find e-mail communications as useful as in-depth, face-to-face contact. Moreover, we cannot guarantee that we will read e-mail right away or respond in a timely fashion.
North Dakota State University Counseling Center
Location: 212 Ceres Hall
Mailing Address: NDSU Dept. 2841, P.O. Box 6050 Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Phone: (701) 231-7671
ND Relay: (800) 366-6888
Fax: (701) 231-6318
For emergency/crisis contact information, please see our Crisis Intervention Page
Stress and Depression Assessment
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